More than 50 bullets fired in morning shootout - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

More than 50 bullets fired in morning shootout

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

More than 50 bullets were fired near an apartment complex in Memphis on Friday morning, according to Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

The shooting happened around 4 a.m. at Centennial Gardens Apartments off Hacks Cross Road.

Deputies said multiple people opened fire, possibly in a shootout.

Investigators said at least 50 casings were left behind in the middle of the road from at least three different weapons: a 40-caliber pistol, a 9 mm handgun, and a semiautomatic weapon.

Several cars inside the complex were left with bullet holes.

Investigators found blood at the scene, so they believe at least one person was injured. The extent of those injuries is unknown.

But after checking area hospitals, they still have yet to find a victim.

“It was definitely a shootout,” said Shelby County Sheriff’s Office PIO Earle Farrell. “They were shooting at each other. So, we found bullets going in both directions and different shell casings.”

By the time deputies arrived, they were only able to track down one man as a possible witness to the crime.

The hope now is that surveillance video from in and around the apartment complex can help investigators piece together exactly what played out in the early morning hours.

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